I generally agree with a lot of what Dan has to say, but I would disagree that New England cannot support sustainably a vegetarian lifestyle. There are many local growers of organic soybeans and other beans. Beans and legumes can be dried, canned or processed into tofu or tempeh for winter storage. I do not eat any meat or dairy and I am careful to never buy any protein sources that are not produced in NH or VT all year long. I concede meat and dairy are a logical and necessary part of our local agriculture, but so is vegetable agriculture.
More information about text formats